Healing the Invisible Wounds of War: A New Virtual Exhibit Featuring Work By Creative Forces Artists
"the exhibit is visceral proof of how over the past decade creative arts therapies have made a measurable impact on the lives of service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers."
The National Endowment for the Arts proudly presents Creative Forces: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War—an interactive exhibition of visual art, music, and performances by military service members and veterans who are current or former participants in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The exhibition also includes first-person accounts from the artists about their experiences with creative arts therapies and effects of these treatments on their lives.
Over the next five years, Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding.
National Endowment for the Arts postpones March 2020 exhibit Creative Forces: Conquering the Invisible Wounds of War due to COVID-19.
Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in Indianapolis, Cleveland and Jackson, MS, will soon be able to give veterans living with traumatic brain injury or PTSD access to art, music, dance and creative writing therapies through a telehealth program.
On the heels of announcing her initiative “Art Therapy: Healing with HeART” at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, on Oct. 18, second lady Karen Pence visited James A. Haley this week to see how the restorative power of art to active duty patients and Veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as their families and caregivers through Creative Forces.